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Words / Re: oviduct - common?
« on: February 28, 2018, 03:35:35 AM »
Dear anona,

My apologies. I wasn't careful enough in reading previous posts. Please forgive any offense my post caused.



Words / Re: oviduct - common?
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:58:23 AM »

...not sure what tv has to do with it. I don't even have a tv, but I did take basic biology...


Whatever / Re: Horrifying
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:55:22 AM »

Thanks, Penny, for your kind words of encouragement. They are much appreciated!

And, thanks, also to TRex for his original post and his good wishes. Oh, yes, I understand that 'blow it up and start over' feeling, but I can't really do anything with it. At least working for change brings me into community with like-thinking people and buoys my spirit.

Best Wishes,


Words / Re: oviduct - common?
« on: February 25, 2018, 04:59:05 AM »
Seems common enough to me.


Whatever / Re: Horrifying
« on: February 25, 2018, 04:34:28 AM »
Dear TRex:

Thanks for your excellent rant.

Horrifying is the word, for sure. We live in a kleptocracy. The Federal Government is headed by a narcissistic sociopath, the Congress is the legislative arm of the NRA, the Justice Department is run by a racist apologist, the CDC has been given a list of words it is forbidden to use, the EPA is run by a notorious disrespector of the environment,  and on and on and ON.

That's why, in order not to succumb to a total paralysis of despair, I'm working on two political campaigns, one local, one statewide. I know the momentum of the fear-fuelled onslaught of anger and hatred is powerful, even overwhelming at times, but 2018 is coming, and there is hope of a push-back.

It may very well be in vain, a fool's errand, even, but, for me it's time to show up, speak up, act up.


PS: By '2018 is coming,' I mean the midterm elections later this year.

Word Games / Re: How did you get here?
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:46:53 AM »

Hi, Alan:

I had loved the 9-letter puzzles in the newspaper for years. One evening, at an ESL teachers conference, in my hotel room, I was searching around for an alternative, and there you were.

Ever grateful,


PS: Thanks for the top ten countries breakdown. I was curious that no EU countries were represented in the original chart. Some day, when you really have nothing else to do, perhaps you will post the complete list. 

Words / Re: Infarct/ion
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:47:07 AM »

Yo también

(with Morbius)

Words / Re: Alan, something weird is happening.
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:40:38 AM »
Cue The Twilight Zone theme.

« on: December 20, 2017, 02:20:11 AM »

Word Games / Re: Error 404
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:37:43 AM »
Thank you, Alan.

Word Games / Re: Error 404
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:11:40 AM »
Dear tpc,

After reading your post, I tried this and got the same result. As I am possibly the least computer literate player here, I have no suggestion--we'll just have to wait for the Wizard of Oz to give us the answer.


Words / Re: Spoiler alert common word 24/8 Standard
« on: August 27, 2017, 02:27:49 AM »
I wasn't surprised to find it considered common.


Words / Re: Solidus
« on: August 08, 2017, 04:42:16 AM »
Mildly annoyed at discovering 'solidus' considered common, but, oh, well, at least it led to Leedscot posting that glorious Searle drawing.


Words / Re: Nuanced - rare?
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:03:20 AM » did I.

Words / Re: Standard game 21 May 2017
« on: May 25, 2017, 01:48:32 AM »
Dear Les,
Thanks so much for sharing that wonderful tale. I was sorry to hear that you lost your mother, but glad to hear that her death was a peaceful one. It seems that you must have countless memories to help you through this difficult time. All best wishes to you and your family.


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